I have often wondered how much detail is needed in product descriptions regarding the materials used. I understand completely that with jewellery customers need to know whether something is sterling silver, real gemstones etc and buyers of fabric goods may need to know the exact composition of the fabric for washing/wearing purposes but when it comes to embellishments used on other items how accurate do we need to be?
I make a variety of things on which I use beads, wire, charms, fabric etc. If I decorated something with flatback pearl beads - should I be saying pearl effect as I’m pretty sure they have never seen an oyster. If I use some “fur” trim should I be saying “faux fur”. Are acrylic crystals really crystals, silver beads - silver coloured beads, antique brass charms - antique brass effect charms etc etc.
Sometimes describing things accurately can make your descriptions read really badly but at the same time I don’t want to be pulled up for not describing an item accurately. Just wondering what others do.